THE 2010 R. JOHN WRIGHT CONVENTION 



We are pleased to share the following photos from the 2010 R. John Wright Dolls Convention which was held from June 2-5. Enjoy!


(Photo above) The Desmond Hotel & Conference Center - the site of the RJW Convention


(Photo above) A view of one of the Desmond's charming restaurants


(Photo above) John with Convention Co-chairs: Loretta Nardone (seated), and Shirley Karaba


(Photo above) The hotel courtyards are filled with natural daylight


(Photo above) The Desmond provides a classic New England environment


(Photo above) The first day featured a trip to the RJW Facility in Vermont


(Photo above) The front lobby and RJW Showroom


(Photo above) Attendees examine dolls inside the RJW offices


(Photo above) Guests mingle with production workers inside the RJW factory


(Photo above) Lillian Wright explains production procedures to a group of visitors


(Photo above) The RJW Design area awaits visitors


(Photo above) John and guest pose in the design entryway


(Photo above) The tent on the RJW field on the picture-perfect day


(Photo above) Susan flanked by her two lovely daughters, Emily and Lillian


(Photo above) Guest assembled inside the tent for the 'Red Clover' luncheon


(Photo above) RJW staffers Amy and Bobbie with Graeme Miles from the UK


(Photo above) Guests open their special "Red Clover Fairy"


(Photo above) The Carmel Doll Shop display in the RJW Salesroom


(Photo above) The RJW Salesroom filled with wonderful dolls and toys


(Photo above) Just one corner of a dealer booth in the exciting RJW Salesroom


(Photo above) Salesroom Chair Diane Hoffman (R) with Judene Hansen and a darling SFBJ boy


(Photo above) Another display of tempting merchandise from Sondra Krueger Antiques!


(Photo above) Each event had specially printed tickets


(Photo above) Left to right: The Mad Hatter(John), March Hare(Graeme), and Alice(Susan!)


(Photo above) Guests open the Alice in Wonderland event souvenir


(Photo above) A happy guest shows off her Alice "Gardener"


(Photo above & below) Angela Mitchinson conducts the shoe-making workshop



(Photo above) Lillian Wright mounted the fabulous Special Exhibit


(Photo above) The exhibit displayed RJW dolls and the illustrations that inspired them


(Photo above) The Max & Moritz luncheon featured German-style cuisine


(Photo above) Festive centerpieces for the Max & Moritz event


(Photo above) The Wrights w/program presenters Michael Canadas, David Robinson and Max & Moritz!


(Photo above) The Max & Moritz category in the Competitive Exhibit


(Photo above) This outstanding entry received the judges' blue ribbon in the Lenci category


(Photo above) This pristine Lenci (circa 1925) received the RJW Best in Show ribbon!


(Photo above) The Wizard of Oz breakout event featured glowing centerpieces by Lillian Wright


(Photo above) Guests are thrilled with their Lullaby League dolls


(Photo above) Guests play "Mother Goose Jeopardy!" at the Little Maid Breakfast event


(Photo above) The ballroom during the final "Storyland" banquet


(Photo above) Emily Wright draws a winning ticket for a door prize


(Photo above) Lillian and Graeme present another of the exciting door prizes!


(Photo above) Chair of Judges, Julie Blewis, announces another winning ticket


(Photo above) One very happy collector and "Margaret" - the 2010 Convention Souvenir doll.